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Nikon Releases a $4,000 Stop Motion Animator's Kit

Nikon has just made it a lot easier to make Stop Motion animation with their just-released Stop Motion animation kit.  The kit is being used by the internet Stop Motion artist PES, who's is shooting his recently Kickstarted Submarine Sandwich short film over the period of the next few months.

Their newly released kit includes the following:


  • 36.6Mp D810 DSLR
  • AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF_ED FX-format macro prime lens
  • Dragonframe 3.5 Stop Motion animation software and controller
  • EH-5b/EP-5B power supply and connector


I wouldn't exactly label this as a 'beginner' kit, it seems to be leaning much more on the intermediate/professional side of things when you take into account the $4,000 price tag.  The camera is a step up from the Nikon D3x that Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox was shot on, so seemingly 4k isn't so much to ask considering that it cost that amount for just the D3x camera body, not including a lens.

You can preorder the kit on their website: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/dslr-cameras/D810-Animators-kit.page

PES unboxing the D810 'Animator's Kit': http://youtu.be/VxJcJNM9pYs

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